Simon Hutchinson is a composer and interdisciplinary artist who uses technology as both a creative medium and a thematic focus. His work emphasizes the human dimensions of technology, challenging contemporary technoculture and advocating for a thoughtful approach to our digital age.
Simon’s works draw inspiration from diverse sources, weaving together European concert traditions, creative electronics, and a range of global influences. The result is in a body of work that explores the variety of interplay between humanity, technology, and society.
Simon holds a PhD in Composition with supporting coursework in Intermedia Music Technology from the University of Oregon, where he was named the Outstanding Graduate Scholar in Music. His studies in cross-cultural composition were supported by the prestigious Sasakawa Young Leader’s Fellowship Fund (SYLFF), and his works are now performed across North America, Europe, and Asia.
He teaches a broad range of musical topics, including interactive media, composition, music technology, world music, and music theory. Simon has taught at the University of Oregon, University of Montana, Gordon College, and he is currently Associate Professor of Music at the University of New Haven.
Simon’s creative journey continues to evolve, perpetually scrutinizing our rapidly evolving technological landscape and using art as a lens to examine our continuous development of new technology. As he develops new 21-century musical works, Simon remains dedicated to shaping a more thoughtful and humane integration of technology and art.